December 11, 2014.Reading time 1 minute.
As part of our hunt’s online auction, we got a donation to from a polo school for an intro to polo lesson. I’ve agreed to bid on it with a friend . . . I actually think that polo looks scary when played at speed (this coming from a foxhunter!) but it’s something that I […]
March 25, 2011.Reading time less than 1 minute.
February 1, 2010.Reading time 2 minutes.
Ah, it must be hard to be a high profile rider. Every time Tara Phillips has a fall it’s on the front page of the British tabloids. And now, Prince Harry is featured in a short sliding stop on his polo pony at the Sentebale Polo Cup. Too bad the stop was on his side. […]
April 28, 2009.Reading time 1 minute.
The Associated Press reported today that the 21 polo ponies that died in Wellington, Fla., were killed by an overdose of selenium. Florida‘s top veterinarian on Tuesday blamed the deaths of 21 elite polo horses on an overdose of a common mineral that helps muscles recover from fatigue. Florida’s state veterinarian, Dr. Thomas J. Holt, […]
April 24, 2009.Reading time 1 minute.
Speculation on the death of the polo ponies in Wellington today has centered on the selenium content in the “supplement” given to the ponies. The Palm Beach Post reports in the article, “High selenium in drug mix could be to blame in death of 21 polo ponies“: Citing anonymous sources, the Argentine newspaper La Nacion […]
April 22, 2009.Reading time 3 minutes.
The Palm Beach Post reported today that the polo ponies that died in Wellington earlier in the week had all received an injection of the vitamin supplement Biodyl, a drug that is not approved in the U.S., and that team members believe a tainted dose caused their deaths. Juan Martin Nero, captain of the Lechuza […]